Direct Support Trainee

SUMMARY
Mainstream Living, Inc. provides services and supports in community settings to
persons with intellectual disabilities and brain injuries. This position is for the purpose of transitional and supported employment. Duration of this position is dependent on company need. All staff are expected to promote a safe and welcoming environment that inspires hope and supports individuals with their individual goals and aspirations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
+ Maintains a clean working environment (vehicles, individual housing, etc.).
+ Assist in identifying the individual?s skills, needs and interests.
+ Keep supervisor informed of critical and non-routine events. Communication is constructive, effective and timely.
+ Respectfully interact and communicate with persons receiving services in a manner appropriate to each individual.
+ Communicate positively and respectfully with co-workers, supervisors, employers, professionals, parents, guardians, visitors, etc. while maintaining confidentiality.
+ Follow health and safety practices per agency policies including participation in emergency procedures, drills, proper infection control, accident/injury prevention, etc.
+ Adhere to established agency policies and procedures.
+ Other duties as assigned
Dependability and accountability:
+ Take accountability for own work while demonstrating a willingness to accept responsibility and offers constructive recommendations.
+ Adhere to all personnel policies including attendance policy and requests time off appropriately.
+ Demonstrate dependability and flexibility when shift time or duties of the day may change slightly to accommodate the persons served ensuring their best interest is top priority at all times.
+ Work diligently to incorporate the spirit and intent of the mission, vision and values of the organization into daily work.
+ Adhere to on-call time and responds according to agency procedure and protocol.
Conduct self in line with agency Code of Ethics.
SKILLS
Ability to establish rapport and develop positive relationships with the individual. Maintain appropriate boundaries avoiding dual relationships. Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
EDUCATION
High school diploma or GED. Proficiency with computer software is a must.
QUALIFICATIONS
This is a non-driving position. Candidate must pass criminal background check. Must be 18 years or older.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or grasp; reach with hands and arms; speak; listen; smell; sit; stand. This position is very active. The employee is frequently (as determined by needs of consumer) required to walk; stoop; crouch; pull, push, move, lift objects and consumers weighing over 50lbs. The employee is occasionally required to lift 100lbs; crawl/kneel; climb stairs; transport; exposed to outside weather conditions and moderate noise levels. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position is considered a classification I in regards to jobs in which required tasks routinely involve a potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, tissues or potential spills or splashes.
In addition to possible exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals. Use of appropriate measures is required for every health professional. b060cdc820814157b2f339d99be1ec43

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